Demetrius Andrade Claims He’s Moving Up To Super-Middleweight After Liam Williams Fight
WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade is planning to move up in weight class.
Andrade is expected to put his gold on the line against Liam Williams next. Don’t expect him to stick around the middleweight division, however. Andrade has his sights set on the 168-pound weight class.
Here’s what “Boo Boo” said during his appearance on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“After this fight, I’ll move up to 168 to fight somebody. At the end of the day, we don’t get no younger, we can’t stay skinny/slim forever, we do put on weight, muscle and mass. I’m a middleweight and for me a middleweight is 154-168, but I can never get back down to 154.”
As far as criticism over the lack of elite competition is concerned, Andrade said he can hold his own against any opponent.
“I’m stuck in a situation where I’m going to fight whoever is in front of me and may the opportunity comes, when it comes I can fight one of these elite guys and show people what skills I have versus another elite guy.”
Andrade has been calling for the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders. Canelo and Saunders are scheduled to collide on May 8. Andrade’s bout with Williams will be held on April 17.